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Donnie Fehr threatens Times, Reporter with legal action ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. MLBPA Union head Donnie Fehr has threatened legal action against NY Times and reporter for publishing the illegally released names from the 2003 players who tested positive list.

    Good luck with that Donnie. I'll be curious to see how this turns out.

  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    The original story: http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003999188

    New York has a shield law. Would it apply? Or would this be a federal problem?

    Also, here's a point raised by a NY Daily News interviewee (bottom of page 1, just before the jump): The MLBPA may have itself violated the court order by informing players they had tested positive in 2003.
  3. I think this has to be a threat, certainly not one that would withstand legal scrutiny.
    Beginning with the Pentagon Papers, the courts have sided with media in this type of stuff. The person who handed the material over, on the other hand ....
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Exactly - see Millier, Judith
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    She's French?
  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

  7. Yeah Donnie. We're boys.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That's a tickler...
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Cranberry approves.
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Of course, she spent almost three months in jail for refusing to ID her source until Scooter agreed to come forward. There's still no federal shield law.
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Boom left the "n" out of her surname - Judith Milliner. She sells hats.
  12. Who do you think suggested it to Fehr?
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